Vehicle Accident Near Slaton Sends Man to Hospital

Published 07/11 2014 12:07PM

Updated 07/11 2014 12:17PM

LUBBOCK, TX – Emergency crews responded to a vehicle accident that entrapped a driver in southeastern Lubbock County Friday morning. The wreck occurred along County Road 7700 near Slaton around 10:00 a.m.

Law enforcement on the scene report it appears the male driver veered off the road, slammed into a bar ditch and hit a telephone pole. It is believed that speeding may have been a contributing factor in the accident. The driver was trapped for nearly 30 minutes before he was freed by emergency crews using the Jaws of Life.

He was flown by AeroCare to University Medical Center with serious injuries. 

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